Back From a Two-Year Hiatus

Hi everyone! I’m back! I can’t believe it’s been two years since my last entry. That was not my original intention but changing careers, from consultant to teacher, was a shock for me and it took more time than I expected, which is why I didn’t have time to blog.

  • Got into Teach for America and was placed in the Bay Area to teach high school math. It was definitely a lot tougher than I expected and probably one of the hardest jobs I’ve had in my life. I remember staying up past midnight everyday planning and preparing. October and November are definitely the hardest months for first year teachers — I wasn’t even sure if I was going to make it. Luckily, with the support of my staff, I made it through my first and second years of teaching! Yay! It’s been an amazing journey — and the most amazing part of being a teacher is all the students I met and learned from. I’m lucky I had a great bunch of students, even those that sometimes drove me insane.
  • I was planning to stay at my school for another two years, to see my student mentees graduate, but life threw me a curve ball. Last fall, my husband took a job in NYC, which was a great opportunity for him. I wanted to at least finish my second year of teaching so I stayed in SF for the school year and I didn’t move out to NYC until this summer.
  • During my second year of teaching, I got pregnant! I’m currently 39 weeks pregnant, just waiting for this babe to come out!

So there you have it – my quick update with more posts to come!